Left alone in an unfamiliar land, Kate struggles to silence the noises inside her head and begins to question her own sanity. In London, Michael listens carefully to a conversation recorded twenty years ago. Can he hear a third silent person on the tape? In a small Russian town, Irina searches desperately for her missing friend, piecing together fragments from his life.
From urban noise to rural emptiness, through rationalism to spirituality, from Russia to the UK, Silence is the latest collaboration between the celebrated theatre company Filter and RSC Associate Director David Farr.
Filter create rich stories that awaken the imaginative senses of an audience and they are renowned for its distinctive theatrical style that exposes the workings of a production:video is mixed onstage and sound is produced live by a musician and the performers to create a unique, live chemistry experience for audiences. Silence is a work which combuines narrative impetus with astounding, original ideas and theatrical presentation.
This volume will also contain an introductory essay about Filter and their methods of devising.